Subject: Re: [executables] was: why Haskell hasn't replaced CL yet?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/03/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Andrew McDowell <>
| You just don't _hear_ about Lisp being used in 'cutting-edge' or
| 'technically sexy' projects....and I'm not quite certain that this isn't
| by design.

  it depends on whether your ears are open or shut.  it is a well-known
  fact in the marketing industr that a very large number of people don't
  actually hear about anything that doesn't already fit their mental models
  of the world, even if you shout into their ears with hundreds of millions
  of advertising money.

  it amazes me somewhat that this actually needs explaining during U.S.
  presidental nominations, but maybe you haven't heard about it.  :)